Karuppan Movie Review

A routine village based tale told in interesting manner

Reviews 29-Sep-2017 2:26 PM IST Top 10 Comments

Direction : R. Panneerselvam
Production : Shri Sai Raam Creations
Starring : Vijay Sethupathi, Bobby Simha, Tanya, Pasupathi, Thambi Ramaiah
Music : D. Imman
Cinematography : K. A. Sakthivel
Editing : V. T. Vijayan

Usually, most of the village based films has a rugged hero getting transformed into good with a girl in life or a good-hearted hero fighting evils. How about Karuppan?

Even before we would answer this question, please make sure about certain things before watching Karuppan. It’s a very simple story that could have been noticed many erstwhile village based movies. It deals with a very simple plot revolving around families, emotional bonding between brother-sister and husband-wife with nativity background.

While watching a Vijay Sethupathi film, audiences would be quite confident that he would never disappoint us.

Of course, Vijay Sethupathi doesn’t disappoint us in Karuppan. In fact, he showcases his routine style of enthralling performance that is blend with emotions and humour. At many times, Vijay Sethupathi has added Midas-Touch to films with stereotypical and routine patterned films. Even with Karuppan, where the story resembles many references, he just does a neat job and scores brownie points.

The film also features some prominent actors like Pasupathi, isn’t it?

Yes, both Vijay Sethupathi and Pasupathi shared the screen space in Idharkuthane Aasaipattai Balakumara. In fact, their portions in that film are still regarded as the ever hilarious scene of all seasons. But the duo doesn’t bring any of such shades here. They represent themselves fresh and have done a very beautiful performance. Pasupathi emotes with so much affinity towards his character. His innocence, sudden anger that turns into immediate confessions, he steals the show. Bobby Simha didn’t have a proper scope in most of his previous movies. But here, he plays a villain with mind game and does his portions well. Tanya Ravichandran of Balle Vellaiya Theva might look little odd for a village belle, but with importance to her characterization, she gets a good footage. Others in the cast including Renuka, Singam Puli and others perform with their best. Especially, the comedy acts of Singam Puli clicks after a long time.

Okay! Now just tell us what the story is all about?

The film’s story is nothing really new. Vijay Sethupathi plays a good hearted yet a rugged kind of village guy. During a Jallikattu game, Pasupathi has his furious bull on the roll and challenges if Vijay Sethupathi tames it, he would get his younger sister (Tanya Ravichandran) married. Sooner, it happens that the marriage happens. So what’s the problem then? Tanya’s cousin (Bobby Simha) has been madly in love with her for years and he gets disappointed, which gets him to do everything to create bizarre.

How about the technical crew? Especially, who’s this director Panneer Selvam?

Panneer Selvam made his debut with the film ‘Renigunta’, which had high critical acclaims followed by a mediocre second outing ’18 Vayasu’. Although this film is so ordinary with the plot, he has very well presented it with the nativity background. Even the very minute details about the village backdrops are very well projected. Cinematography has been done with decent approach for a village based movie. D Imman always takes a cakewalk with musical components when it comes to rural based movies. Over here, the songs like ‘Azhagazhaga’ are good, but it could have been yet better.

Finally, tell us will Karuppan have a big box office run or not?

Guys! We’re just reviewers and not box office analysts. All that we can say is that Karuppan is a good time pass movie, which will be liked by family audiences, especially in rural and sub-urban areas.

Verdict : A routine village based tale told in interesting manner

Rating : 5/10

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